I would love to be as superior as Bernie Ecclestone was after being mugged, selling is battered face for a fortune and showing the abusers how to brilliantly volte-face a situation, but of course I am just a nobody and the best turnaround I can ambition is to help at least one person with some [...]
Archive for January, 2011
I just love YawCam because it features everything that is usally missing from webcam device makers software: – proper time lapsed capture, and – highly configurable, CPU light, motion capture options. This wonderful free software is available from http://www.yawcam.com/download.php The only features I miss are: – support for more than one camera, using a single [...]
Tried to see “Salto Ángel”, the world’s highest waterfall, using Google Earth at 05.57′N, 62.30′W, but the satellite photos don’t detail below 20km – they display as a green blur. I will try with NASA’s WorldWind later, once I finish preparing the ~100 GB of cache for that software. The best related sites I could [...]
One golden rule in stock markets investing is “when direction is uncertain, stay out in cash“. The sudden changes, or call for changes, in Northern Africa and the lasting European worries seem to me concrete uncertainties… And today a tech issue is preventing the update of the NASDAQ index, although you can trade individual securities. [...]
If you use Windows Vista and 7 gadgets, you might have noticed that after closing a gadget you’ll lose any personalized settings you might have set for that gadget. I found one way to make preferred settings persist, which is something that is surprisingly NOT supported at all – and this the sole reason the [...]
Some big Web databases are making people more aware of *NO* relational databases alternatives. For example, Twitter and Digg are going Cassandra‘s way – as Facebook did.
In Windows XP, the dead (and very much missed) Encarta 2009 encyclopedia stored its updates (no longer downloadable from https://encartaupdate.msn.com/) at: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Encarta Reference Library\2009\A\Updates but that location, as mentioned in the previous post is not really available in Windows 7… For Encarta 2009, the updates folder in Windows 7, Windows Server [...]
In Windows XP many apps stored their settings in the “Documents and Settings” folder. This folder *seems* available in Windows 7, but it is just a junction. When you try to browse it, even as an administrator, you’ll be denied which is, in my view, a plain wrong Windows Explorer behavior, which should haved shortcut’ed [...]
Starting at 02:30 on 2011-01-16, BBC4 broadcasts Bruce Springsteen: The Promise – The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/38b6 I will not miss this one.
I love to have Google Earth always running on one of my desktop monitors and just navigate to random locations. Not that random: for example, if I am watching TV, or reading a tweet, or consuming any content at all that gets my attention about something somewhere, like the floods in Brazil or in Queensland, [...]